Coronavirus (COVID-19) contact information

This section aims to keep you updated with the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The National Coronavirus helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Ph: 1800 020 080.

Yarning Safe’N’Strong is a helpline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who can call 1800 959 563 to have a yarn about their wellbeing. This services is provided by the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.

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The Department of Health and Aged Care has a section on COVID-19 vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To find a location to have a vaccination add your location into the Vaccine Service Finder.

Healthdirect provides information about COVID-19 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There is also the COVID-19 symptom and antiviral eligibility checker, the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker and how to access food, medicines and essential items and support via this link.

Healthdirect resources include Get COVID Clarity.

The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care has information on Oral treatments for COVID-19, including information about the antiviral medicines approved for use in Australia for people with COVID-19. Antiviral treatments are need to start within five days of COVID symptoms starting or testing positive for COVID-19. To find out if you are eligible for Antiviral treatments click here.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency and the National Boards, together with the Australian Government and the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum, have set National principles for clinical education during COVID-19.

The Australian College of Nursing and Australian Government has developed the COVID-19 Vaccine Training Program available via an e-learning platform at no cost, a link is provided on this webpage.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.
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